This is an Eddie LaCrosse novel. Eddie is a sword jockey or fantasy appropriate private eye type of hero except no tommyguns or molls.
Eddie is a sword for hire with a conscience. I like the qualities that Bledsoe provides his main protagonist. Bledsoe’s world is a harsh one with interesting qualities. It has room for privateers and pirates, ghost and sea monsters and sell swords. He paints good scenes and better characters.
This is a quest but not your typical dwarf, magic user, warrior type of quest. This is more of a missing person private eye quest taken with swords and monsters. It is a formula that works well for Bledsoe.
I like tough protagonists who aren’t afraid to have ethics and a few soft spots. Cap’n Jane is a thoroughly female sidekick who doesn’t hesitate to use all her assets in her work. This was a very good story and I plan on seeking out the other Eddie LaCrosse novels.
I highly recommend it.
Body of work of <a type="amzn"> Alex Bledsoe </a>
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